Seeing your child in pain is never easy and parents would try everything to help their little ones feel better. But, as hard as it can be to see that your kid is suffering, you shouldn't always rush to the emergency room when they have a toothache.
To put it shortly, a toothache can be considered a dental emergency, but it's not always the case.
Here's why and when you should seek help for tooth pain.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when your child is in pain, so let's try to get the facts straight first.
We talk about dental emergencies in children when their condition requires immediate attention to prevent further damage or infection. Some common dental emergencies in children include:
As we said, a toothache isn't always a dental emergency, but it can be a sign of a more serious dental problem, so it's important to pay attention to the symptoms. For example, if in addition to severe pain, your kid is also experiencing:
These signs indicate an infection and it's paramount to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible.
If your child has a severe toothache, it's important to take immediate action to alleviate the pain and prevent further damage or infection. Here are some steps you can take:
Keep in mind that if we are talking about infection, then these steps will only provide some temporary relief. You should go to the dentist immediately so that your child can receive appropriate treatment.
Help your child feel better and avoid the risk of complications by calling Dr. Sal or Dr. Yasi at The Little Royals: Dentistry for Kids. We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies and you can schedule one right now by calling us at (561) 510-1450.
For regular appointments, you can get in touch with us online and leave us a message.